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Sheriff’s Blotter

Tuesday, Sept. 21

2:00 p.m. A generator went missing from the Dolores School health clinic, in the 1300 block of Central Avenue.The director of the clinic told police that the school’s RN noticed the generator missing on Sept. 16. The police officer planned a follow-up, but the report concluded that all leads had been exhausted.

Friday, Sept. 24

4:53 p.m. A deputy was dispatched to the 11000 block of County Road 20 regarding property damage. Prior to arrival, the deputy called the woman who made the initial report, and she threatened to kill a man and his wife if the deputy did not arrest them. At the scene, the man told the deputy that the woman had been evicted four months ago and was given 30 days to remove her belongings from the property, which she did not do. Later on, the deputy made a second call to the woman, and she continued to threaten the man and wife involved. The deputy went back to the address. The woman did not return, and the deputy cleared the scene. A warrant for the woman is pending, and the case remains active.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

7:43 p.m. On the 6000 block of County Road 21, a property owner told police that his neighbor drove a truck onto his property and threatened to kill him and his tenants. The reporting party showed video evidence of the incident that matched the property owner’s description. The property owner, reporting party and a third witness all stated the man previously threatened to kill all of them. Upon making contact with the man, the police noted his deteriorating health and mental decline, and left him in the custody of his wife. The suspect was cited menacing, harassment and third-degree trespassing. The reporting party was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Monday, Oct. 11

3:48 p.m. A dog owner told police that she had found a note on her door in the 29200 block of County Road L that stated her dog had been shot. The woman who wrote the note stated that she heard a gunshot, then saw the dog run into a field. She followed the dog into the field and found his leg to be injured. A deputy later contacted the dog owner, who stated the veterinarian removed an object from the dog’s leg and the dog was OK.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

8:37 a.m. A man reported two fraudulent charges on his credit card statement for a total of $3,175 from his home on the 30000 block of Colorado Highway 184. There were no suspects.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

6:33 p.m. A driver in a white 2015 Honda failed to yield to a traffic stop after traveling 104 mph in a 65 mph zone on the 44000 block of U.S. Highway 160. The driver continued to speed up, passing a line of four other vehicles in a no-passing zone on a blind curve. The vehicle turned south on U.S. Highway 160/491. The vehicle crashed near the 7000 block of U.S. Highway 160/491 after a Cortez police officer spiked the vehicle’s front tires. The suspect’s vehicle also had made a dangerous pass that reportedly caused one vehicle to collide with the guardrail and another to veer down an embankment. The driver and her male passenger were detained, and the Cortez Police Department took over the investigation.

Sunday, Oct. 17

10:30 p.m. A man in a white pickup truck was pulled over after failing to maintain within the lane on the 10000 block of U.S. Highway 491. The officer observed an alcoholic odor coming from the car and asked the driver to perform voluntary roadside maneuvers. The driver failed all three maneuvers and was taken to the Montezuma County Detention Center, where a breath test a .090 blood alcohol level.

Monday, Oct. 18

4:03 p.m. A two-car crash occurred on the 1300 block of Central Avenue in Dolores after both vehicles backed up at the same time and neither driver saw the other.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

10:36 p.m. A deputy found a plastic bag full of marijuana and two sealed Suboxone 4mg Sublingual Strips while he was emptying the tobacco dropbox at the Montezuma County Detention Center.

Thursday, Oct. 21

7:35 a.m. An employee at the Messer Industrial Gas Products building reported that a man broke into the building and took a shower in the decontamination area. When the officer arrived, the man was wearing nothing but boxers and told the deputy that he had walked from Cortez. The man was taken to the hospital for possible frostbite.

11:29 a.m. Officers find two purses outside the Canyon of the Ancients Visitor Center, 27501 Colorado Highway 184 after the building’s manager reported them.

1:49 p.m Officers respond to a report of a traffic incident on the 18000 block of U.S. Highway 491, where medics and fire units were on the scene. Officers slowed northbound traffic. The Colorado State Patrol took over the investigation.

Friday, Oct. 22

8:56 a.m. Suspects in a crash Oct. 13 were served with outstanding warrants at the Montezuma County Detention Center.

9:08 p.m. On the 18000 block of Colorado Highway 145, a woman reported that her boyfriend had returned home intoxicated and had an altercation with the individual that drove him home. She stated that he then came inside, yelled at her, dumped a pitcher of water on her, and threw the pitcher at her. The officer only observed a few droplets of water on the floor and noted that the woman had dry clothes. The neighbor later stated that he observed the couple yelling at each other in front of the residence, where the woman allegedly pushed her boyfriend into the side of one of their vehicles. The man confirmed that he had been in a verbal altercation with his girlfriend, but denied there was an altercation outside of the residence.

Sunday, Oct. 24

11:30 a.m. A man reported his daughter after she refused to leave his property on the 24000 block of County Road F. The man’s daughter was playing on the trampoline with the his other children. This was in violation of a court custody order, only allowing the woman supervised visitation.

12:19 p.m. An officer was dispatched after two roommates living in the Elegant Hills trailer park got into a verbal altercation about money.

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